General Modern Collection
Two photographs from the papers of Bettina Bergery, always in fashion.
September 24, 2009
Pages from two runs of Daily Bul, a magazine produced by the sculptor, Pol Bury, from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s.
September 3, 2009
Pen-and-Ink drawings of the so-called Amistad prisoners, Africans, who, after being abducted from their homeland, revolted and took control of the slave ship transporting them, killing many crew members. The drawings were made by New Haven resident William H. Townsend, while the captives were awaiting trial. More information and images of the complete collection can be found in the Beinecke's Digital Library: Drawings of Amistad Prisoners
August 22, 2009
An amateur newspaper, done in manuscript, from 1882. The authors, Guy and Thomas Berry Cusack-Smith, recount the social and sporting goings-on in their neighborhoods in Eccleston Square, London, and in West Sussex. Included are drawings, puzzles, and rhymes. Sir Thomas Cusack-Smith was later Consul General for Samoa.
August 17, 2009
An artist's book/kit/agit-prop piece against the Vietnam War. Mess kit by William Ogue Mustill (San Francisco : Nova Broadcast) 1971.
August 10, 2009